• Item: Wainscot armchair
• Circa: Late 17th Century
• Provenance: England, United Kingdom
• Wood: Solid oak
• High back design
• Carved, nulled lunette shaped top rail
• Central moulded back panel
• Shaped down-swept arms
• Turned arm supports
• Solid oak seat
• Lunette carved seat frame
• Turned & block front legs
• Block rear legs
• Original polish & patination
• Excellent condition
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
Here is a very good quality antique English late 17th Century solid oak joined Wainscot carved high back arm chair, in excellent original condition. The armchair is designed with an attractive high back, which incorporates an arched, shaped pierced top rail, boasting a central nulled lunette carving. Below the top rail is a central moulded panel. The armchair features down swept arms, raised on traditional turned supports, connecting the back to the seat. The armchair incorporates a solid oak seat, which is firm, but surprisingly comfortable to sit on, while the seat frame displays foliate lunette carvings. The armchair stands on traditional turned “gun barrel” front legs, with sturdy block legs to the rear. The legs are united by stretchers to the front, back and sides, providing additional strength. This armchair boasts the original polish; therefore, it has a fantastic depth of colour and patination. This Wainscot armchair is solid in joint and ready to use.
These types of chairs were usually commissioned for wealthy households, where they were deemed status symbols and used by the masters of the house. The presence of arms, typical elaborate carvings and the finest quality of oak used, suggested high status within one’s community. They were an upscale alternative to the more common turned country chairs of that period, found in cottages.
The armchair features a rich mid brown oak colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. This rich original colour cannot be re-created if the chair has been re-polished.
This oak Wainscot arm chair would look would look good anywhere, from the hallway to the living room. It would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This Wainscot arm chair is in excellent overall condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the chair, back, seat arms and legs, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. Incorporating later elements, the chair frame and pegged joints are all in good solid condition having been cleaned, glued in our workshop. The armchair has been wax-polished in order to revive the stunning original colour and patination. It is a well-constructed, fine quality 17th century armchair, which is ready to be used. It is also heavy to lift!
External Height = 101cm or 39¾” or 3ft 3¾”
External Width = 59.4cm or 23⅜” or 1ft 11⅜”
External Depth = 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
Seat Height = 40.2cm or 15⅞” or 1ft 3⅞”
Seat Width (between arms) = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
Seat Width (whole of seat) = 58.3cm or 23” or 1ft 11”
Seat Depth = 38cm or 15” or 1ft 3”
Arm Height (at front) = 66.9cm or 26⅜” or 2ft 2⅜”
Back Height = 62cm or 24⅜” or 2ft ⅜”
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